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lit. LeGros Has Been in Navy
Since Time of Wooden Ships

Transport Offers Shade on Bougainville to


Joining the Navy in 1899, when
ships were made of wood and used
sails for power, Lt. Arthur Le Gros
has been in the service longer than
any man stationed with the V-12
unit here.
Lt. Le Gros is now the first ieuten-
tt of the West Quadrangle. He
first came to Ann Arbor in July, 1941,
when he worked under Capt. Richard'
E. Cassidy in the Department of
Naval Science. He left here in Sep-
tember, 1942, to go on duty as an
instructor at Princeton, but returned
last May for duty with the V-12 unit.
Six Months at Sea
"Naval training in 1899 was quite
different than it is now," Lt. Le Gros
said, when asked about his experi-
ences. "First we were sent to Goat
Island, Calif., for six months train-
ing and then shipped out to sea for
sb months without hitting port. We
sailed on a third class gunboat that
could only use steam to come in
and out of port. The ship couldn't
carry enough coal to use all the time."
After finishing training, he was
transferred to the battleship Iowa.
This was at the time when the French
were trying to build the Panama
Canal and his ship was called to
Panama to help protect an American
railroad from native uprisings.
kounds Cape
He served four years with the At-
lantic fleet and then was transferred
to the cruiser Charleston which took
abroad Secretary of State Elihu Root
4nd toured South America on a good
neighbor mission. While on this trip,
his ship received word of an earth-
quake in Chili and they rushed Red
Cross nurses "around the Horn" and
Prft. Gthe ,To
Speak Sunday
Lecture To Be Held at
International Center
Prof. Carl E. Guthe, director of the
University museums and of the Mu-
seum of Anthropology, will speak or
"Indians of the United States" at
1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Interna-
Vonual Center.
Dr. Gabrie Atristain from Mexice
will act as honorary chairm'an of th
pO'tgram. The usual snack hour will
fallow the speech.
Prof. Guthe will leave soon to ac-
.eept a position as the Director of th
New York State Museum at Albany
1e plans to assume his snew duties
March 1.
When he first joined the Univer-
sity staff in 1922 he was associate
director of the Museum of Anthro-
pology. In 1929 he became directo
of this museum and in 1939 too
charge of all University museums.
In 1920 he became associated witl'
the Carnegie Institute 'of Washing-
ton as research associate in middli
American archaeology because of hi
knowledge of Maya hieroglyphics.
Shortly after coming to the Uni-
versity he was in charge of a Univer-
sity expedition to study early com-
mercial relations with the Philippine
Prof. Allen Will
Represent iJ
Prof. Shirley W. Allen of the for-
estry department will represent th
University at an organization meet-
ing of the State Planning Commis-
sion to be held tomorrow in Hough-
The 26-man subcommittee will
consider the ways and means of
developing natural resources in the
Upper Peninsula after the war, and

the importance of natural resources
in this region.
Grover C. Dillman, president of
the Michigan College of Mining and
Technology at Houghton has been
appointed chairman by Gov. Harry
Kelly, and George E. Bishop of Mar-
quette, secretary-manager of the
Upper Peninsula Devettpment Bur-
eau designated secretary.
Prof. Allen will attend the con-
ference 'in place of Dean Samuel T.
Dana of the School. of Forestry and
Conservation who was originally ap-
pointed to the committee.
III _____

up the west coast of Chili to the scene
of the disaster.
"Going through the Straits of
Magellan was quite an experience,"
Lt. Le Gros said. "The deep water
and sharp turns made it necessary
to plan on covering a definite dis-
tance every day in order to reach
a spot each evening where the water
would not be too deep to drop anchor.
At one point in Smythe's Channel,
there is an especially sharp turn and
the channel is so narrow that only
one ship can go through at a time.
"When we reached this point we had
to stop and fire a gun to warn other
ships that we were coming through."
On Shore Duty
Lt. Le Gros then served a few years
on shore duty as a Naval recruiting
officer in Chicago and as an instruc-
tor at the Great Lakes Naval Train-
ing Station. He was transferred to
the Louisiana when the United States
went to war with Mexico and parti-
cipated in the Battle of Vera Cruz.
"When Bluejackets from our ship
tried to land near the long, white
naval academy that stretched along
the waterfront at Vera Cruz, the Mex-
icans would pick them off with rifles
from windows in the building before
our small landing boats could touch
shore. So we pointed our four-inch
guns at the academy and cleared the
way by levelling it to the ground,"
Lt .Le Gros said.
During the World War he was sent
ashore to the Philadelphia Naval
Yards where he worked in the clear-
ance division that had charge of
sending 40,000 Navy men overseas
every month.
Lt. Le Gros began his Navy career
as an apprentice 3rd class and was
promoted to chief quartermaster be-
fore taking and passing the test as
an Ensign in 1918.
After the war he was transferred
to Great Lakes as drill officer in the
radio school and in 1929 he was plac-
ed on the retired list after 30 years
of active duty.
His daughter, Mary Jane Le Gros,
raduated from the University four
years ago, and a son, Joseph J. Le
Gros, is a student here now.

H ilke To Give {
Record Dance
Foolndalion To Hold
Open Hou se rom orrow
1)c5igneci to m roduce the newest
i members of the virious Army units
to mnpus. the monthly open house
and record dance of the Hillel Foun-
;l tion will le held fron 9 p.m. to,
midnight tomorrow at the Founda-
i iOI.
hillel, which has been designated
by te Washtenaw County USO
Council as an of ficial center, will
lay host oI ten men from Fort Cus-
ter for the (luce.
A feature of the evening will be
lhe functioning of a date hureau to
a:'ure the success of illel's annual
winter hop to be held next Saturda.
ni ht in ille ain ballroom of the
Lois Newman, '4t, date bureau
chairman, said yesterday that "this
aifords both servicemen and civilians
at chance to gtLaocquainted."
N ,vay ronstein, '46, chaiman of
the attair. said yesterday that host-
eses will be on h-nd ad that0re-
reshmlet. will be served,
Both civilian and service students
are invitedto attend.
.A staff writer and photographer
from the Chicago Tribune will come
to Ann Arbor tomorrow to write a
, feature story for their paper on the,
Paul Bunyan formal dance, it was an-
nounced yesterday.

'Mr. Dooley Jr
To Ble (;;F '
For Childre,,0
For their first presentation of the
year the Children's Theatre of the
speech departmen will give "Mr.
Dooley. Jr." for two mitinee perfor-
mances at 2:30 p.11. Jan. 28 and 29
in the Lydia Mendceissohn Theatre.
"Mr. Dooley, Jr.", a comedy by
Jane Lewin and the popular Broad-
way aiuthior Rose Franken, centers
about the ownership of Mr. Dooley.
Jr., a dog whose winning ways are
the complete undoing of Toumi and
The action of thl(e omedy is
brought about when the children
determine that thev will buy the Pet,
parental obj -ctonland1f inanem dif-
ficulties notwithstanding.
Tickets for the play will he placed
on sale in all the schools this week;
reserved seats may be sobtamied at
the Lydia Mendelssohn box oflice
Jan. 27-29.
Official Says cermw ans
Treat Prisoners 11-41
NEW YORK, Jam. 20. (P) A
Swedish WMCA official who 'recently
visited Germany said today the Ger-
mans appeared to be upholding the
Geneva convention with respect, to
treatment of American prisoners of
The men receive adeiat e food
and have ample opportuity .10
sports, study, reli .ious services ad

Wings of a big Douglas of the South Pacific Combat Air Transport provide welcome shade from
the strong midday sun as passengers wait on Torokina Field, Bougainville Island. -Assoclited Press Photo

C&t ins Elected
NewPresid et
Inter-Guild To Sponsor
World Day of Prayer
Marjorie Cavins, '44, of Charles-
town, W.Va., was recently elected
president of Inter-Guild, an organi-
zation of Protestant student groups
on campus.
Formerly secretary of Madison
House, Miss Cavins has been active
on the Post-War Council during the
Doris Lee., of Ann Arbor, was cho-
sen secretary.
Among the activities to be spon-
sored by Inter-Guild are the World
Day of Prayer and the World Stu-
dent Service Fund Drive.
The committee, planning the
World Day of Prayer service, to be
held at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the First
Congregational Church, includes
Miss Cavins, Lewis Howard, Ruth
Daniels and Ulysses Stoeffler.
The World Student Service Fund
drive will be held early in the spring

Freya Stark Foreign Expert,
To Talk on Near East Problems

Freya Stark, whose work with the
British Foreign Office since 1939 has
helped hold the Arab world to the
Allied cause, will lecture on "A Jour-
ney into Yemen" at 7:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the Rackham Amphithea-
Miss Stark, who will speak under
the auspices of the -Institute of Fine
Arts, is a well known writer in the
Near and Middle East.
"Newsweek" magazine devoted an
entire page of this week's edition to
a story about Miss Stark. Calling
her "one of the most remarkable wo-
men in the British Empire," the mag-
azine article tells of her work in
Arabia behind the scenes of action
and of her battle against Axis propa-
Sometimes compared to the famous
T. E. Lawrence because of her wo-iL
among the Arabs, she has explored
where no other European woman has

ever gone and photographed natives
who had never seen a camera.
With her fluent Arabic, Miss Stark
has been able to make many notablf
friends. They include King Ibn Saud
the Royal Family of Iraq, the wealthy
Seyyido of the Aden Protectorate
and Emir Abdullah of Trans.ordan
She is the author of six looks, the
first of which deals with her journe,
through Iran. Her "Southern Gate
of Arabia" opened to the world t
fertile hinterland lying behind the
port of Muckall.
She revisited this region and furth-
er explored the ancient incense route:
in 1937. Other books and many o
her newspaper articles deal with hei
studies further north, particularly it
Iraq and Syria.
She was in Bagdad at the "touch-
and-go" moment in May, 1941, wher
the rebel Rashid Ali, backed by Ger
man planes staged the dangerou
but short-lived rebellion that was t4
link Germany with Japan.




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A federal bill guaranteeing our fighting soldiers their right to vote has already been
turned down by the Senate and by the House Election Committee. , The issue is now in
the hands of the House Rules Committee.
As a citizen of the United States, I, the unders igned, denmand immediate passage of a
federal soldier-vote bill that will give the 11,000,000 nen and ivomen in service a voice
in the governm ent of the country for which they are sacrificing so mu.
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Rep. Adolph J. Sabath (D., 111,)
Repo Earl C. Michener (R., Mich.)
Representative from this district

Rep. Clarence J. Brown (R., 0.)
Address: House Office Building,
Washington, D.C.

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Howard W. Smith (D., Va.)
Martin Dies (UJ., Tex.~)
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John J. Delaney (D., N.Y.)
William M. Cohner (D., Miss.)
Joe B. Bates (D., Ky.)
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Leo Allen (R., Ill.)
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PART TIME help wanted. Sandwich
maker, waitresses, waiters, dish
washers. Good pay. University
Grill. William Street, third door
from State. Phone 9268.
MIMEOGRAPHING: thesis binding.
Brumfied and Brumfield, 308 9
ALTERATIONS on ladies' garments.
Phone 22678. Alta Graves, 402 Ob-
servatory Street, opposite Stock-
LOST-One Marine, when last seen
was wearing green uniform. TIf
found return me, I'm restricted.
LOST - Saddle-leather wallet with
initials M. U.; containing money

Today, we all owe a tremendous debt of
gratitude to men and women in the uni-
forms of Uncle Sam's fighting forces.
They're on duty today at the four corners
of the earth and on all the seven seas--
protecting our lives and our way of life,
And we musn't overlook the splendid
job that other men in the uniform of our
police forces are doing. Their "zone of
operation" may be Michigan rather than
the Mediterranean, it may be the high-
way to the next town rather than the
airways across the Pacific, but their job
is fundamentally the same-protecting
us and ours.
We in Michigan can indeed be proud
of our police organizations-city, county
or state. Most of us have few occasions
to call upon the service of our police
forces-but that in itself is a tribute to
their efficiency. They're on the job day.
and night whether we need them or not.

Some of us in the Greyhound organizo-
tion, because of the nature of our work,
have more frequent occasion to co-
operate with the police than do many of
our fellow citizens of Michigan. For
instance, we are in a position to see
clearly how much the police of this com-
munity, as well as those of neighboring
communities, have contributed to the
safety and convenience of bus transpor-
tation. The aid these men have given in
arranging the most practical and satis-
factory routes through towns and cities
is typical of their skillful handling of nla
traffic problems.
Greyhound's most important job, as we
see it, is to make near and good neighbors
of all the communities that our buses
serve in Michigan - and we feel that
the able cooperation of police forces
throughout the State has made it pos-
sible for us to do this job with greater


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